Now May You Weep

Now May You Weep

Book - 2003
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Newly appointed Detective Inspector Gemma James has never thought to question her friend Hazel Cavendish about her past. So it is quite a shock when Gemma learns that their holiday retreat to a hotel in the Scottish Highlands is, in fact, Hazel's homecoming -- and that fellow guest Donald Brodie was once Hazel's lover, despite a vicious, long-standing feud between their rival, fine whiskey distilling families. And the fires of a fierce and passionate affair may not have burned out completely -- on Brodie's part at least, since he's prepared to destroy Hazel's marriage to win back his "Juliet." But when a sudden, brutal murder unleashes a slew of sinister secrets and long-seething hatreds, putting Hazel's life in peril, Gemma knows she will need help unraveling this very bloody knot -- and calls for the one man she trusts more than any other, Duncan Kincaid, to join her far from home ... and in harm's way.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2003.
ISBN: 9780060525248
006052524X
9780060525231
0060525231
Characteristics: 367 p. :,ill., map ;,24 cm.

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May 18, 2018

This is the 9th book in the series KIncaid/Gemma detectives. Her good friend Hazel runs into deep personal trouble at a get-away for a weekend location in Scotland. Inspector Gemma is the key role in uncovering the specifics of this plot, and later in the plot, Kincaid comes to help Gemma and Hazel with some discoveries.
Crobie always drives the mystery plot forward with some wiggles in the road; I'd say she's skilled at getting the reader to think that a handful of characters are likely the killer; but who, in particular? That's always the surprise in Crombie's plots.
I agree that the ending is not as much to my liking because of it seeming unlikely with that character.

rb3221 Nov 13, 2017

Family rivalries,100 year old flashbacks, set in the Scottish Highlands, lots of suspects, suspense and plot twists are the features of this novel. We experience Gemma as the lead character with Duncan as the able assistant. The secondary plots with Duncan, Gemma and their families adds a nice dimension to the novel. I enjoyed this very much except for the somewhat surprising and not totally believable ending with Hazel's decision.

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lpreston214
Apr 16, 2013

So-so entry in the Kincaid/James series. Though I figured out the murderer following Crombie's usual ploy of picking a peripheral character, I feel a bit cheated. A major fact about the character and her relationship with the victim is left out. No fair. Nothing too big or unexpected in the side story of our heroes relationship. It'll interesting to see how Crombie will work the plots since Duncan and Gemma are no longer partners at work.

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